Just read the headline word-for-word and soak in exactly what it’s articulating before you freak out. As you might have heard, the World Surf League’s mid-season cut is upon us where part of the field will be eliminated after Margaret River and sent down to the Challenger Series in order to re-qualify. It’s caused quite a stir on social media.
Now, I’m not saying a valid argument against the WSL’s mid-year cut doesn’t exist. I’m saying in all the social media uproar, the athlete petitions, or gossip of an unlikely boycott — all presented in the eleventh hour to protest an agreed-upon plan that’s been in place for two years — I still haven’t come across convincing criticism of unloading one-third of the World Tour roster halfway through the season.